Evening Hymn (Jacques Blumenthal)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-26)  CPDL #75745:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 602 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Evening Hymn
Composer: Jacques Blumenthal
Lyricist: Adelaide Anne Procter
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, B divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1872 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
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Original text and translations

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What lack the valleys and mountains
That once were green and gay?
What lack the babbling fountains?
Their voice is sad today, is sad today,
Only the sound of a voice,
Tender, and sweet, and low.
Only the sound of a voice,
That made the earth rejoice
A year ago.

What lack the tender flowers?
A shadow is in the sun.
What lack the merry hours,
That I long that they were done?
Only two smiling eyes,
That told of joy and mirth,
Only two smiling eyes,
They are smiling in the skies,
I mourn on earth.

What lacks my heart that makes it
So weary and full of pain,
That trembling Hope forsakes it,
Never to come again?
Only another heart,
Tender, and all my own,
Only another heart,
In the still grave she lies.
I weep alone.